PlayStation JRPG and Chrono Trigger sequel Chrono Cross has had its much-rumoured remaster confirmed today, and initial impressions aren't great.

Unlike stablemate Live A Live, which is getting the HD-2D treatment, Chrono Cross tries to retain the look of the 32-bit original by using 3D characters and pre-rendered backgrounds. As you can see from the trailer, the end result doesn't appear to be all that successful.

Still, the inclusion of an officially localised version of the text adventure Radical Dreamers – originally exclusive to Japan – should soften the blow of the rather ropey visuals. Players will be able to choose between the original or updated graphics, and you'll also be able to turn monster encounters off.

While many have greeted the news with joy – after all, a ropey-looking Chrono Cross is better than no Chrono Cross at all – others have voiced their concern with the Square Enix's 'remaster' efforts on social media:

The package launches on April 7th and pre-orders are open today.

Here's some PR:

A remaster of the acclaimed RPG CHRONO CROSS is coming to the Nintendo Switch system! A number of enhancements have been made to this RPG classic, like the ability to turn off enemy encounters and a newly refined soundtrack. Plus, RADICAL DREAMERS is included! Experience the origins of CHRONO CROSS in this text-based adventure. Two worlds cross when CHRONO CROSS: THE RADICAL DREAMERS EDITION dashes and slashes its way onto Nintendo Switch on April 7. Pre-orders begin today in Nintendo eShop.